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“Best Asian Bakery”
Review of Kam Do

Kam Do
Ranked #5 of 13 Bakeries in Richmond
Neighbourhood: City Centre
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Neighbourhood: City Centre
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

I have frequented many Asian bakeries in North America. Kam Do was bar none the best bakery on many fronts. The selection, price and baked goods were impressive. So glad I purchased some to bring home to Toronto. The baked goods freeze well and maintain freshness. They are known for their wife cakes (Lo Po Bengs) a traditional pastry ....I stuck to a more western palate with coconut ,pineapple buns and egg tarts. The place was clean and bright and service wasn't bad. It can be a challenge to park but is situated next to Richmond Mall. There is also parking across the street in a plaza. If you like Chinese baked goods, Kam Do is the best!

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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

We picked up 5 buns, a blueberry coconut roll, and 3 flaky pastry balls (taro, lotus paste with salted egg, and pineapple).
The buns were good, but not anything special compared to other HK style bakeries.
The pastries however, are something special. The pastry itself is flaky and light, not overly "oily" or dry, and the filling for each was flavourful and not overly sweet.

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Reviewed 31 July 2017

I had the chance to try a few of the baked items at this place - Coconut Bun, Pineapple Bun, Wife-Cake, all, even with the Vancouver premium, weren't actually that badly priced as the $1.80 to $2.00 a pop they were asking is in line with some of the higher end bakeries here in Toronto.

Those Portuguese tarts though.. man, they're something else. The crust is kind of average, I'll be the first to admit. I've certainly had better crusts, particularly those over in Asia. But the filling...

I don't know what kind of voodoo magic they're using, but the custard in this tart is amongst the creamiest I've ever had, tart form or not. I think they were $1.80 a pop, which, again, isn't that exorbitant, and the size wasn't small either.

I think as far as a bakery goes, you're probably better off coming here than you are going to Lido - the product itself is fairly comparable, but you'll save yourself the sanity of avoiding lineups and disappointment due to the small batch sizes there.

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Reviewed 21 June 2016

My boyfriend bought me chinese pastry from Kam Do Bakery a few years ago and l love their pastries ever since! Definitely better than some of the chinese pastries l have tried in Hong Kong. A place you should not miss if you are a big fan of chinese pastries!

Thank grace1980lam
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Reviewed 31 March 2016

Kam Do Bakery has great Chinese baked goods with a variety of choices to fulfill most anyone's taste. Our two favorites are the BBQ Pork buns and the Wife's Cakes. The others I have tried were the Red Bean buns and Pineapple buns. Don't let my choices slow you down, there are many, many other selections from which to choose. They are all fresh and tasty. This bakery is on the east side of the Richmond Mall on #3 Road and across from the Skytrain station. No street parking,. however, one may park in the mall parking lot and walk to the bakery. Warning: Do not park behind the men's wear store or the restaurant that are located just north of the bakery. there is a full-time parking agent and he is quick on writing parking tickets. At 8:00 p.m., the bakery items are discounted, however, your choices may be limited. Many locals will enter the bakery around 7:45 and load a tray with items and then loiter until the discount hour. Oh well, you snooze, no loose. I gave this location only four stars due to the general lack of customer service by the Chinese employees who are unfriendly almost to the point of being rude. Be aware that this is a cash only business, be prepared.

Thank William F
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